Pudina Sevai


3 cups boiled rice sevai ( Cook with little salt)
1 small bunch of mint leaves
1/2 bunch of coriander leaves
Salt to taste
1 big green chilli
Bit of asafoetida
2 tsp of oil
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp blackgram dal
1 tsp bengalgram dal
Few cashews

Slightly roast the mint leaves in a drop of oil till it shrinks. Cool and grind with coriander leaves, green chillies, salt and asafoetida. Use as little water as possible to grind it.

Heat the remaining oil and add mustard seeds. When it splutters add both the dals and cashew. Let the cashews get roasted and turn golden brown. Now add the mint paste to it and keep cooking on low flame till dry. Finally add the cooked sevai and mix it really gently so that it doesnt break. 

Serve warm with raita of your choice.

Carrot kebab


6 medium carrots grated
1 boiled and mashed potato
3 tbsp gram flour
Salt to taste
1/2 tsp ginger paste
1 tbsp chopped green chilli
Finely chopped coriander leaves
2 tbsp chopped cashew nuts
Oil as required

Mix well all the ingredients except oil to get a soft dough. Roll in small kebab shapes. Heat a tava and spread some oil over it. Place the kebab pieces and cook, turning over a few times so that all sides get cooked. Add few drops of oil as required for cooking. If the pieces are really small, you can insert a toothpick in it so that its easier to turn around while cooking. 

Serve hot with some tomato sauce.

Paper boat- A Product review

Some days back Hector beverages sent in a cute jute bag package with their Paper Boat juices. I received four flavours - Jamun Kala Khatta, Aam panna, Aam ras and Jal Jeera.

Neatly packed individual pouches that are handy and easy to carry was the first thing that impressed me. It would be ideal to take during travel and would be very convenient during summers. The shake and drink directly from the pouch concept is also attractive.

The drinks are priced at Rs 30 per pouch and is quite reasonable considering the fact that they are marketed as juices without any artificial colour, flavour and preservatives. The juices are said to be made from all traditional ingredients from India.

Of the flavours I received Jal Jeera was the best. The flavours of lemon, cumin seeds powder, salt and black pepper make it quite refreshing when chilled. Also it is a good appetizer made from natural ingredients. The tangy and tempting flavour makes it a really good drink.

Mango is the king of fruits and the most enjoyed fruit during summers. The taste of the drink is really good with mango pulp and sugar in the right proportion. The traditional taste would surely be liked by everyone.

Aam Panna known for its heat resistant properties has been provided with the original taste. Made from light green mangoes, the mild spicy flavour can make this drink your all time favourite. Apart from being tasty this drink also looks good due to its refreshing light green colour.

Jamun drink is made from real jamuns and has a slightly tangy taste. It is rich in nutrients and has amazing health benefits too.

Thanks Hector Beverages for an opportunity to try out these amazing flavours from Paper boat.

Read more about their product features and the nutrition aspects of all flavours in their webpage


Also, you could follow them on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/paperboatdrinks

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